DP947 Differences in the Labour Market Behaviour Between Temporary and Permanent Migrant Women

Author(s): Christian Dustmann
Publication Date: May 1994
Keyword(s): International Migration, Labour Supply
JEL(s): F22, J22
Programme Areas: Human Resources
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This paper analyses labour market behaviour of married migrant women. The theoretical analysis shows that migrants who intend to remain only temporarily in the host country are likely to exhibit a different labour market behaviour than migrants who wish to stay permanently. The reason is that temporary migrants condition their behaviour in the host country on the future expected economic situation in their home countries. In the empirical part, labour market participation behaviour of married female migrants is analysed, using data which allow for differentiation between individuals who intend to remain permanently and those who intend to remain only temporarily. The results show that temporary migrants have indeed a different labour market behaviour than permanent migrants.